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La. police say text leads to battery, drug arrests

4 years ago March 13, 2011 Mar 13, 2011 Sunday, March 13 2011 Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:57:01 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

MONROE, La.- Louisiana authorities say a text message caused a fight that led to the arrest of two people, a woman charged with aggravated battery and a man charged with possession of marijuana.

An arrest report by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department said 25-year-old Jamie A. Howard and 24-year-old Rodriquez L. McGee got into a fight Saturday over a text message McGee received from his child's mother.

Howard told authorities she didn't cause the cut to McGee's forehead and that McGee's cousin did, according to arrest reports. The reports said she told deputies that she had been drinking at a bar before the fight and that she and McGee had been dating for nine months and living together for two months.

Witnesses allegedly told investigating officers that the fight occurred while McGee was packaging marijuana. Ouachita deputies searched the house and found several bags of marijuana and a scale, arrest reports said.

McGee was arrested on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

It was not immediately clear if the suspects had lawyers.

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